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TSSA is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the teaching and learning of cognitive education in Southern Africa and beyond.

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Our core mandate is training and developing the infusion of thinking skills into the teaching and learning curriculum through whole school thinking strategies and culture. We are an ISASA member and work with a full range of public and independent schools.

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September 2022

TSSA hosted the inspirational, passionate and dedicated Leslee Udwin from Think Equal at Cornwall Hill College (Irene), Crawford International (La Lucia), and SACS (Newlands). Think Equal is a global initiative to promote socio-emotional learning to children under the age of six. After filming 'India's Daughter', a documentary about the brutal rape of a medical student in New Delhi, Leslee set out to change the discriminatory mindset through education. Leslee concludes that socio-emotional learning must be taught alongside numeracy and literacy to change attitudes and behaviours. The Roadshow was certainly an event that made all who attended understand the vital need for Early Childhood Development programmes that promote socio-emotional learning if we are to create in a better world for our children.  

Attendees at the Spring Roadshow
Sarah van Dyk, Ramona Liebenberg, Amy Johnson, Leslee Udwin, Lesley Coull

Comments from teachers:

 I am still reflecting on last week and the incredible session we had with Leslee. I was so moved by her program and the work she is doing with Think Equal globally. I am also feeling very grateful that TSSA brings people like her to our corner of the world to support changemakers in the classroom.   JS


Thank you for an inspirational and interesting morning at Cornwall Hill. I loved every second of the morning. I tried my best to just sit and listen and absorb as much as I could.   AK

Thank you for yesterday. I am so inspired to teach this programme. Much appreciation to you for arranging Leslee who is just a blessing to humankind. I wish you and TSSA well for all your future endeavours.    CK

Thank you, Sonja, for organizing such an incredible speaker who has left me and others so inspired!  AJ


Thank you so much Sonja. The information session was so inspiring. I wish I was 20 years younger to carry forward this AMAZING FLAG for humanity. Thank you!    LD

Response from Sonja: It is never too late to start! 


TSSA was privileged to host Susannah Cole for the second webinar for our network schools and anyone else who wanted to join. We had 155 registrations  for this event, which was incredible. 

Susannah is the managing director of reFLEXions,  Bermuda. She is an author, executive functions coach, and a flexible mindsets consultant. Susannah has recently co-authored a book: "Flexible Mindsets in Schools: Channeling Brain Power for Critical Thinking, Complex Problem-Solving and Creativity". This book blends research with easy-to-implement practices to develop self-directed learners.

The title of Susannah's presentation was 'Metacognition' which is one of the three aspects required in developing a flexible mindset. 

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Susannah Cole 
Flexible Mindsets:  a book for all teachers! 

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